United Business Card Offering 150K Bonus Miles

United Business Card Offering 150K Bonus Miles

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Chase and United have a co-brand card portfolio, and they’ve just launched improved bonuses on a few cards. There’s one that’s particularly compelling bonus, on the UnitedSM Business Card.

Earn up to 150K miles with United Business Card

The $99 annual fee United Business Card is offering a new limited-time bonus of up to 150,000 MileagePlus miles, with a significant spending requirement. This is broken down as follows:

  • Earn 75,000 MileagePlus miles after spending $5,000 within three months
  • Earn an additional 75,000 MileagePlus miles after spending a total of $20,000 within the first six months

While that’s a significant spending requirement, this is also a very rich offer. The bonus of 75,000 miles for spending $5,000 is great to begin with, and then it’s absolutely worth incrementally spending $15,000 so you can earn 75,000 additional bonus miles, as that’s like earning 5x miles per dollar spent on that incremental spending.

Personally I value MileagePlus miles at 1.4 cents each, so to me those bonus miles are worth up to $2,100.

Chase’s typical application rules apply, including the 5/24 rule. The bonus offer is available to you if you don’t currently have this card, and haven’t received a new cardmember bonus on the card in the past 24 months.

Earn up to 150K bonus miles with the United Business Card

Why you want the United Business Card

Even beyond the initial bonus, there are lots of reasons you’ll want to consider having the United Business Card in the long-run. Among other things, the card offers:

  • Free first checked bag when flying United
  • Two United Club passes annually
  • Priority boarding on United flights
  • $100 United Travel Credit when you make at least seven United flight-related purchases each totaling at least $100
  • 5,000 bonus MileagePlus miles when you have both the United Business Card and a personal United Card
  • 25% back on United inflight purchases

Those are some well rounded perks, and for someone who flies United with any frequency, they should more than cover the annual fee.

Read a full review of the United Business Card.

Receive two United Club passes annually with the United Business Card

Bottom line

The United Business Card in offering a jaw-dropping bonus of up to 150,000 MileagePlus miles. While there’s a significant spending requirement, the math very much checks out on the bonus, for anyone who can complete the spending.

There’s also long-term value to the card, thanks to the perks, credits, and bonus miles, that are potentially offered on an ongoing basis.

Anyone plan on picking up the United Business Card with this huge offer?

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  1. DeePee

    Until they reinstate the Chase CC spending waiver, I'm not going to work with UA or Chase.
    Going to status-match with Alaska, I suspect.

  2. Ivan X

    @DeePee under the PQM+PQD regime, the spending waiver waived the PQD requirement, but you still needed to meet the miles flown requirement.

    Under the PQP scheme, where miles flown doesn’t matter and only spending matters, if you spend the same money (slightly less, actually) on the card, you get 1,000 PQP, as a replacement for the old PQD waiver. So, effectively, 20% of your PQP requirement towards your next status level is “waived.”

    So, as...

    @DeePee under the PQM+PQD regime, the spending waiver waived the PQD requirement, but you still needed to meet the miles flown requirement.

    Under the PQP scheme, where miles flown doesn’t matter and only spending matters, if you spend the same money (slightly less, actually) on the card, you get 1,000 PQP, as a replacement for the old PQD waiver. So, effectively, 20% of your PQP requirement towards your next status level is “waived.”

    So, as before, that gets you a bit further along, but you still have a fair bit of flying to complete to reach status, just as you did before.

    To be clear, I’m not remotely happy about the switch to PQP, but what do you mean by “reinstate” the spending waiver? They now waive some of the PQP requirement if you spend the same money on the card as you used to for the PQD waiver. What do you want that spending to do instead?

  3. TProphet

    These 6 figure welcome bonuses aren't very impressive anymore, because airlines have devalued their programs so much. When a one way mixed cabin Mileage Plus award to Europe costs 93,500 points, you need a whole lot more in the welcome bonus to catch my attention.

    I'm going to pass, personally. US airlines have killed the golden goose and once American follows through with their plan to drop award charts, no US programs will be competitive...

    These 6 figure welcome bonuses aren't very impressive anymore, because airlines have devalued their programs so much. When a one way mixed cabin Mileage Plus award to Europe costs 93,500 points, you need a whole lot more in the welcome bonus to catch my attention.

    I'm going to pass, personally. US airlines have killed the golden goose and once American follows through with their plan to drop award charts, no US programs will be competitive anymore. You're far better off earning bank points now, and transferring only opportunistically to airlines. Loyalty does not pay.

    1. Ivan X

      @TProphet Sure, and of course you're better off earning bank points, but you can have both. The way I look at it is that since (in this case) United awards cost much more than they used to, I need more of their miles than ever, and thus need the large bonuses, and as many as possible. And while 93,500 for a mixed cabin one-way to Europe ain't great, you can certainly do better (at least...

      @TProphet Sure, and of course you're better off earning bank points, but you can have both. The way I look at it is that since (in this case) United awards cost much more than they used to, I need more of their miles than ever, and thus need the large bonuses, and as many as possible. And while 93,500 for a mixed cabin one-way to Europe ain't great, you can certainly do better (at least all premium class) if you're flexible, and if you can knock it out with one signup bonus that you can manage to meet the spending requirement for, well, hell, it's better than a kick in the teeth. I'll still take it. Loyalty doesn't pay, and I doubt I'd use any United card for full time spending, but if there's a big signup bonus that I can achieve, why wouldn't I take it? I'll happily go to Europe in business class for $95.

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Ivan X

@TProphet Sure, and of course you're better off earning bank points, but you can have both. The way I look at it is that since (in this case) United awards cost much more than they used to, I need more of their miles than ever, and thus need the large bonuses, and as many as possible. And while 93,500 for a mixed cabin one-way to Europe ain't great, you can certainly do better (at least all premium class) if you're flexible, and if you can knock it out with one signup bonus that you can manage to meet the spending requirement for, well, hell, it's better than a kick in the teeth. I'll still take it. Loyalty doesn't pay, and I doubt I'd use any United card for full time spending, but if there's a big signup bonus that I can achieve, why wouldn't I take it? I'll happily go to Europe in business class for $95.

TProphet

These 6 figure welcome bonuses aren't very impressive anymore, because airlines have devalued their programs so much. When a one way mixed cabin Mileage Plus award to Europe costs 93,500 points, you need a whole lot more in the welcome bonus to catch my attention. I'm going to pass, personally. US airlines have killed the golden goose and once American follows through with their plan to drop award charts, no US programs will be competitive anymore. You're far better off earning bank points now, and transferring only opportunistically to airlines. Loyalty does not pay.

Ivan X

@DeePee under the PQM+PQD regime, the spending waiver waived the PQD requirement, but you still needed to meet the miles flown requirement. Under the PQP scheme, where miles flown doesn’t matter and only spending matters, if you spend the same money (slightly less, actually) on the card, you get 1,000 PQP, as a replacement for the old PQD waiver. So, effectively, 20% of your PQP requirement towards your next status level is “waived.” So, as before, that gets you a bit further along, but you still have a fair bit of flying to complete to reach status, just as you did before. To be clear, I’m not remotely happy about the switch to PQP, but what do you mean by “reinstate” the spending waiver? They now waive some of the PQP requirement if you spend the same money on the card as you used to for the PQD waiver. What do you want that spending to do instead?

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